MSI A88XM GAMING (MS-7903)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics5.97% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7903
MotherboardMSI A88XM GAMING (MS-7903)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160818
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:12
Run Duration242 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Athlon II X4 860K-$59
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.2% Very poor
SC Int 31.7
SC Float 30.1
SC Mixed 30.7
25% 30.8 Pts
QC Int 123
QC Float 92.8
QC Mixed 84.8
23% 100 Pts
MC Int 74.7
MC Float 68.3
MC Mixed 92.5
12% 78.5 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
PNY(196E 0719) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
5.97% Terrible
Lighting 23
Reflection 20.2
Parallax 8.1
5% 17.1 fps
MRender 14.2
Gravity 17.4
Splatting 12.7
6% 14.8 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.97%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
873GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 171
Mixed 156
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.3
131% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 106%
Generic Flash Disk 8GB
7GB free, PID fa64
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
5.91% Terrible
Read 24.4
Write 6.2
Mixed 5.79
12% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.24
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.006
16% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.91%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ 8GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 2048, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
30.1% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 8.1
MC Mixed 12
32% 11.1 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 5.1
SC Mixed 7.6
17% 5.97 GB/s
Latency 126
32% 126 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical A88XM GAMING (MS-7903) Builds (Compare 314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI A88XM GAMING (MS-7903) - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $320
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